Realty Deeds

The following recent deed transfers are accessible the Belmont County Recorder’s Office on-line database:

Flushing Township: Antonette & Robert Wright to George Walnoha, .254 ac.; Judith A McCleary, Bethany White, Derek Mitchell White to Wm H McCleary, lots, Holloway; Gloria G & Joseph G Brazeau to Hess Ohio Developments, 67 ac., oil and gas

Goshen Township: Charles W Lyons to Tony Lynn Lyons, .72 ac., Bethesda; Sheriff of Belmont County, et al. to Franklin American Mortgage, lot, Belmont; Joel V Bradio to Casey L Digity & Nathan R Rauschenberg, .286 a., Bethesda; Jessica L Perkins to Karla J & Kenneth G Perkins, .304 ac., Bethesda; Joel V Bradio to Byron T & Jane B Powell, .184 ac., Bethesda; Ryan S Ackerman to Aaron W & Christa N Ackerman, lot, Bethesda

Smith Township: Nova M Henderson & Ronnie J Henderson to Rice Drilling Co. LLC, 91+ ac., oil and gas;

Union Township: Audrey N & Brian L Murphy to Golden Eagle Resources II LLC, 100 ac., oil and gas; Bridget A Lampert to Jessica L Perkins, 1 ac.

Warren Township: Barbara H Thompson to John David & Margie Pearl McMahon, lot, Barnesville; Betty Jean & Charles E Lough to Jason Charles Lough, lot, Barnesville

Architect selected

At a recent Commissioner meeting, the board voted to hire McKinley & Associates of Wheeling to redesign the former Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley headquarters along US 40 east of St. Clairsville. The board met with two principals of the firm – Ernest Dellatorre, president, and Christina Schessler, architect – on April 26 to begin the redesign process for the building’s interior.

The building will serve as a consolidated location for the county’s three division courts – Western, Eastern and Northern. The building is also expected to house the Board of Elections and Clerk of Courts title office.

Improving Broadband access

At a recent Commissioners meeting, an update was provided on Agile Networks efforts to expand Broadband Internet Access in the county.

The company, located in Canton, has completed Phase I of the project, that includes three tower sites in the county near Morristown, Powhatan Point and Bridgeport.

Phases II and III are expected to finish by the fall at which time, the company will add another 15 tower sites to the network. In western Belmont County, those sites will include ones at Alledonia, Barnesville, Beallsville, Bethesda, Flushing and Somerton.

Information on the company and its services for residents and businesses in Belmont County may be found online at